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NORTH AMERICA | August 2014

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Hygienic Servo motors reduce risk of food recall, increase reliability in wash-down environments & reduce cleaning time

Kollmorgen stainless steel AKMH Motors are designed specifically to address the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These hygienic motors reduce the risk of costly food recalls and provide years of reliable service, thus minimizing machine cleaning time in food, beverage, packaging, medical, pharmaceutical, and converting applications.

The AKMH is designed to meet the toughest hygienic requirements at a time of evolving food safety regulations. As cleaning procedures change AKMH will still be an excellent solution.

The AKMH servo motor is constructed to provide long-life and trouble free operation, even with daily exposure to chemical cleaning agents and high-pressure wash-downs.The use of highly corrosion resistant 316L stainless steel, along with purposely designed thermoplastic elastomer cable jacket, allow both motor and cable to withstand high pressure spray or low pressure hose down without restrictions. The innovative vented cable design prevents ingress of water or cleaning agents into the motor during heating and cooling cycles and extends the life of the motor, even in the toughest environments. The AKMH requires no additional protection and can be sanitized without covering or removal from the machine. The AKMH conforms to EHEDG, NSF, BISSC, and 3-A design guidelines.


Reduce Wiring Complexity by Connecting Four Wires and a Ground

If extensive wiring in your application is proving to be a difficult issue, then stepper motors may be your best choice as they require a significantly small number of wires.

Kollmorgen stepper motor technology greatly simplifies machine design and generally enables OEMs to connect just four wires and a ground. In contrast, a typical servo motor can have as many as six to 17 additional wires, and that is just in the feedback mechanism. The relative simplicity offered by stepper motors has a number of benefits, from ease-of-setup as no tuning is required to precise, extremely cost-effective motion control.

Explore how stepper motor technology can simplify your machine design. Paul Coughlin of Kollmorgen draws on his 30 years of experience in motion control technologies to share reliable insight in the latest 1-page Technical Brief.


This pre-recorded webinar is based on the AIOE’s Engineering Solutions Group work product, One Voice a uniform approach to the most common, non proprietary sanitary equipment designs that meet the base food safety requirements for food manufacturing.

Attendees learn about:

  • Key elements of these “must have” requirements
  • The role of hygienic zones and risk assessment
  • The role of variation in wet and dry clean environments



In This Issue:

Hygienic Servo motors

Technical Training Courses

Help differentiate your machines with hands-on motion control solutions training from Kollmorgen.


Our technical training is designed and taught by key Kollmorgen personnel who are associated with the particular product or subject.


Customized, on-site technical training is available.  For more information, contact [email protected].


See a list of scheduled training classes provided below.

Motion 101- Servo/Step Product Introduction and Application Sizing

November 11-13, 2014  Radford, VA

AKD/AKD BASIC Servo Drive and Basic Programming Language

November 18-20, 2014 Radford, VA

AKD BASIC Online Course


Kollmorgen Automation Suite - Level 1

October 6-10, 2014 Santa Barbara, CA

Motion Control Programming Course for PiC/MMC

September 8-12, 2014 Fond du Lac, WI

Motion Control Mainetnance Course for PiC/MMC

September 22-24, 2014 Fond du Lac, WI

4 Tips for Considering Your Servo Motors IP Rating in Your Application

What should you consider when factoring IP Rating into your specification and what other environmental factors should be considered when specifying motion products?


AM Expo 2014
September 23-24, 2014
Mississauga, Ontario

Schedule a visit with Doug Pike

Salon Industriel de Quebec
October 7-9, Quebec City, Quebec

Schedule a visit with Doug Pike

November 2-5, Chicago, Illinois

Schedule a visit with Bill Sutton

Design & Manufacturing Montreal
November 19-20, Montreal, Quebec

Schedule a visit with Doug Pike